Neale L. Spooner
1936 - 2021

Neale L. Spooner

Neale L. Spooner, 84 of Las Vegas, NV, died on Feb. 3, 2021 at his home surrounded by his family.

He was born August 6, 1936 in Noonan, North Dakota to Louis & Gladys (Brodal) Spooner. He worked on the family farm and Spooner Lumber Company until he went to college.

He graduated from NDSU in 1958 with a Civil Engineering Degree. After graduation he went to Libby, Montana to work for the Forest Service. While working for the Forest Service he designed and built many roads and campgrounds in Montana and North Dakota.

His work after the Forest Service took him to many different construction projects throughout the United States; Iowa, Kansas, Florida, New York, California and Nevada. One of his most memorable projects was managing the construction of the new Carver Arena for the Iowa Hawkeyes,

Preceeded in death by his parents, his siblings Joan (Dale) Clemens and Glen (Barbara) Spooner, he is survived by his wife. Cathy Spooner, his children Jeffrey (Judy) Spooner, Darrin (Sharon) Spooner, Robert (Shlaine) Spooner, James (Susan) Fraser, Kim Alexander, Dawn (Barry) Hampton and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He never met a stranger and always had a story or a joke to tell.

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Published by Billings Gazette on Feb. 18, 2021.
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I worked with Neal at the Forest Service. He was always cheerful and respectful and a really good man. Please accept my sincere sympathy.
Sandra Hert
February 21, 2021
Condolences to the Spooner family. I used to live in the Heights and Mr. Spooner had a pasture where one of my friends kept a horse. He also had a mule and a couple of horses. There were raspberry bushes that we used to enjoy in the summer. We had a lot of fun messing around in the pasture, we never got chased off even though we probably should have. Whenever he was there he was polite to us.
Ed Lane
February 21, 2021